Below, you will first find a comparison table. The purpose of this is to give you an overview of the various available VR headsets, as well as to describe the differences between them. If you are unfamiliar with the terminology used, you will be able to see a description by clicking on the words in the far left of the table or by looking at a comprehensive description here.
In the following, you will find a more detailed description of the individual VR headsets.
Below, you find the VR Guide comparison of the various VR headsets that have received the most buzz, and deservedly so. Since there is a huge disparity in quality among headsets, you will see that the below is divided into high-end VR headsets and low-end headsets.
Here, high-end headsets are defined as VR headsets that have a built-in screen and various sensors. Note that a high-end VR headset also requires a fast PC. You can read more about computers that are ready for VR on this page under VR-ready PC.
Here, low-end headsets are defined as VR headsets that use a cellphone as a screen. It is installed inside the headset, after which you start an app created for the purpose – more about this under the individual VR headsets further down.
It bears mentioning that the market for low-end Virtual Reality headsets is growing very quickly, and that the quality of these varies greatly. Therefore, VR Guide has intentionally chosen to focus only on the products that are most popular, having thus been tested by the largest possible number of users before you.
VR Headset Scoreboard - Low-End
Samsung Gear VR
Mattel View-Master VR
Google Cardboard 2
|Buy VR Guide Score||5||5||4||4||4||3||3|
|Field of View||120||100||100||90||95||90||90|
|Resolution||(depends on phone)||2560x1440||(depends on phone)||(depends on phone)||(depends on phone)||(depends on phone)||(depends on phone)|
|AM OLED||AM OLED||(depends on phone)||(depends on phone)||(depends on phone)||(depends on phone)||(depends on phone)|
|Refresh rate||60 Hz||60 Hz||60 Hz||60 Hz||60 Hz||60 Hz||60 Hz|
|Release date||Has been released||Has been released||Has been released||Has been released||Has been released||Has been released||Has been released|
|Link to purchase|
VR Headset Scoreboard - High-End
|VR Guide Score||5||5||5|
|Field of View||110||110||110|
|Refresh rate||90 Hz||90 Hz||90 Hz|
|Release date||Has been released||Has been released||Has been released|
|Link to purchase|
Read More about the Individual VR Headsets
In order to find the right VR headset, we recommend that you read more about them below. Here, you will find a detailed description of the individual headsets, images, and videos with the purpose of guiding you to the VR headset most suitable for you.
READ MORE ABOUT SAMSUNG GEAR VR
READ MORE ABOUT HOMIDO
READ MORE ABOUT MATTEL VIEW-MASTER
READ MORE ABOUT VR BOX 2.0
READ MORE ABOUT GOOGLE CARDBOARD v. 2.0
READ MORE ABOUT GOOGLE CARDBOARD
READ MORE ABOUT OCULUS RIFT
READ MORE ABOUT HTC VIVE
READ MORE ABOUT PLAYSTATION VR